Lenzie teen Andy wins player of year award

Andrew Hughes
Andrew Hughes

Lenzie FC footballer Andrew Hughes says he was over the moon at collecting his 
Midnight League Player 
of the Year award.

Scotland and Hull City star Robert Snodgrass, handed it to 
Andrew at Ibrox, who said it would 
live long in his memory.

The Bank of Scotland 
Midnight League is a network of five-a-side football games aimed at keeping youngsters aged 
between 12 and 16 off 
the streets, and to give them something else to do on a Friday and 
Saturday night.

After impressing the SFA coaches with his attendance and ability to organise his team, Andrew was selected as North Lanarkshire’s Player of the Year.

He also got the chance to train at Ibrox Stadium and watch Scotland 
play Georgia in a 
European qualifier.

Andrew said: “I enjoyed every minute of it. The training session was 
really good and then we had a good game at the end. Having someone like 
Robert here has been really inspirational for me as a player.

“I listened to all his advice Having someone like that is really going to help me to 
develop my skills.

“I would love to go on and play professionally.”

Scotland star Robert said: “The Midnight Leagues are amazing for the game . They get kids playing and are great for their communities.”